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Fernandes widely captained as United’s Triple Gameweek gets underway at Villa Park

Manchester United get their Triple Gameweek 35 underway at Villa Park this afternoon.

Kick-off in the Red Devils’ clash with Aston Villa is at 14:05 BST.

There is unsurprisingly plenty of interest in players from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in Fantasy Premier League, chiefly Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m).

The Portuguese schemer is the only Premier League player among the top 10,000 Fantasy managers with a double-digit ‘effective’ ownership (EO), which differs from conventional ownership in that it takes into account things like captaincies and benchings.

Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) are the next most-owned United assets within the top 10k:


Looking at the overall captaincy figures, Fernandes has been handed the armband by more than twice as many FPL managers as any other player in Gameweek 35:


NameTeamTotal
FernandesMUN2243915
KaneTOT987101
SalahLIV802301
SonTOT413355
VardyLEI368438
De BruyneMCI256151
Calvert-LewinEVE241302
IheanachoLEI219436
WernerCHE181946
AubameyangARS177572

There were few surprises when the teamsheets were released, with Solskjaer making four changes from United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma in midweek.

It’s the same starting XI that would have taken to the field in the postponed clash with Liverpool last week, with Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) only among the substitutes.

Aston Villa are unchanged from their 2-1 win at Everton.

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is still missing through injury but is back in first-team training and could be in line for a return for Thursday’s rematch with the Toffees.


LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins. 

Subs: Heaton, Wesley, Nakamba, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford. 

Subs: de Gea, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe.


PREVIOUSLY IN TRIPLE GAMEWEEK 35…

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Brighton and Hove Albion have often been their own worst enemies this season, failing to translate promising underlying and attacking numbers into meaningful results.

And they imploded in spectacular fashion on Sunday, contriving to lose a match that they had been winning comfortably and seeing two key players sent off.

Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay will both be suspended for Gameweeks 36 and 37 as a result of their dismissals: Maupay’s sending off for dissent carries an automatic two-match ban, while Dunk’s red card – for a denial of a goalscoring opportunity, on this occasion – was his second of the season and he will also be unavailable until Gameweek 38.

Dunk had earlier opened the scoring with his fifth goal of 2020/21, a tally that only Stuart Dallas can better among FPL defenders.

Wolves may have triumphed but this was another unconvincing audition for their Fantasy assets, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side second-best before Dunk’s red card and little better thereafter.

Santo looks to be rotating in the season run-in, too, with Adama Traore only named among the substitutes before coming off the bench to draw the hosts level.

Morgan Gibbs-White rounded off the comeback in the final stages, having squandered a glorious chance minutes earlier.

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955 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is Bruno the biggest diver/cheat in the league?
    There's a strong argument to suggest he is.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Absolutely

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      All players dive and/or cheat. Diving works and it isn't punished adequately when it doesn't work, so there's no disincentive for players to dive/exaggerate contact.

    3. gogs67
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Total opposite of Mane who seems to refuse to go down in the box whenever I've owned him, even when lumps are being kicked out of him.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mane dives with the best of em, hell he's only stopped because it gets salah a pen

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Currently, the funniest thing in football

          2. gogs67
              2 months, 23 days ago

              So he doesn't dive now! That's what I said!

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He’s a rat. It’s between him, Salah and Kane as good as they are.

          Salah diving in particular is a joke. That Man City penalty 3 months ago was comical.

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Dias clearly pulled him lol. Did you not see Sterling yesterday too? Dived every time he got into it the box. Bruno, Sterling, Salah and Kane are the worst though.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cmon man Salah is a PL legend but he’s such a diver and that penalty, the way he reacted to a slight slight touch was pathetic.

              Sterling is a diver too I agree.

              1. Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Nothing beat salah's dive vs Newcastle a couple of years ago.
                & Vs arsenal after that

          2. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Salah's play acting deserves a Raspberry Award, and Bruno needs to grow a pair, whinging every match like a big girl's blouse.

        3. Gegenpress
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          100% Bruno is the biggest Diver/Cheat in the game

        4. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Still Salah. He's #2 though.

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I don't feel Salah dives as much as people say. Few seasons ago he was going to ground a lot, i believe he cut that out of his game in the same season.
            The likes of Bruno, Martial, kane, Rashford, Sterling, Mahrez, dive more than Salah

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yes frequency wise salah isnt up there. Had lota of chances to go down yesterday too iirc

            2. Werner Brothers
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yes, after his three peat dive who then widely discussed.
              In the 4th game Salah again dive & the referee told him something, no more dive after that.

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Martinez 11 pointer incoming to match Mendy

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          At least he's earning his points

      • justaguy9
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Bruno escapes a yellow

        • Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Bruno booking incoming

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Watkins yc

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Joke booking. Zero contact.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Oh my goodness. Please give me a break 😆

          3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Maguire assist

          4. djman102
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not what I meant when I wanted one of my 5 players to do something!

        • justaguy9
            2 months, 23 days ago

            An utterly boring game except for 1 strike by traore

          • Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Watkins YC

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Highlight of my gameweek tbh

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            F you ollie.

          • TheBiffas
              2 months, 23 days ago

              fred and scott need replacing if utd want to challenge for the title

              1. grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                McTom is a decent squad player and will improve. Fred however...

            • Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              What's the longest you lot have travelled to watch a football game? Can be to watch club or country

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Went by car from Gothenburg to Kiev to watch Sweden play Euros in 2012.

                1. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Wow mate that's awesome, shame Sweden drew such a tough group but would've made for great viewing

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Yeah, despite the results it was definitely a trip to remember.

              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                India to London to watch Arsenal play the season opener against Leicester in 2017. Open game. We thankfully won 4-3.

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Great game. Lacazettes debut too iirc he scored almost immediately

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Laca in the first five minutes. We were trailing 2-3. Ramsey equalized and Giroud scored the winner. What a day with the family!

              3. BeaversWithAttitude
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I live in Toronto, Canada, and caught three London 2012 Olympic football matches (yes, I know), one at Wembley and two at Old Trafford. At the same time I saw PNE versus Leeds at Deepdale. Also, saw AC Milan vs Bologna in Bologna 2013. Caught a couple Spal matches, too, as I was visiting a friend Ferrara, Italy.

              4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Went to a couple of world cups abroad

              5. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I travelled 4 months in the Andes and watched a game or two in Peru then came down the mountains to Mendoza and Buenos Aires to watch Boca Juniors, with the fanaticals in the second tier win 3.0 both times on a Saturday afternoon and Wednesday night, with Diego Maradona also in the Bombonera.

              6. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Flew from New York to Moscow for the 2008 Champions League final. Chelsea lost. Was a fairly miserable trip back.

              7. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Being English we dont really travel that far for football, but the one that springs to mind is a trip to Milan to watch AC Milan 0 - 2 Arsenal in 2008 (had watched the first leg as well). Champions league Last 16 i believe.

                Always a long held desire of mine to go to the San Siro, having grown up with Gazzetta Football Italia as a kid, and seeing my own team play there and be the first English team to win at the San Siro was just extra special.

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Very lame week so far

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Triple lameweek

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Nice going having Cahill in your team.

            • Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 23 days ago

                This game is being won and lost in midfield

              • Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                No Cavani no goals

              • djman102
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Just tuning in today. Best thing that's happened so far today is Veltman's no-show. Welcome, Dallas, from the bench!

                1. Lindelol
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Shame

              • faux_C
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                0.7%?

                Traore owners unite!

              • Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  As a Greenwood owner, I fear it may be him to get hauled soon for Cavani. Hopefully Pogba though.

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Rashford RW is a bit pants though. Doesn't make sense as much.

                  2. Thomas Magnum
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Same here but also in some ways I would rather him get pulled early if it means more chance he starts next game then play 90 and then only say 10-30 next or something

                • DavidBadWillie
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Greenwood is letting us all down lads. Need Cavani on to make Bruno tick.

                  • Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Took an extra hit to get Greenwood in. Watch Eze outscoring him over the GW

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    McTomnay off for Cavani.

                    Would mean Rashford on the left side and Greenwood on the right.

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Greenwood scoring every game....

                    Until everyone puts him in LOL

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    How many points needed by Martinez to break Friedel’s record?

                    1. Nightcrawler
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Isnt the record Allison's?

                    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      1 more CS I believe

                    3. dark91
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      11 points in his last 5 games

                  • Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Whu v Eve score predictions?

                    1. Collie01
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      2-2

                    2. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      2-2

                      Lingard hauling is inevitable

                    3. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      1-2

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Lingard blank + DCL haul

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Is Luke Shaw overweight or does he just look overweight?

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      He’s just plump

                    2. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I'm not shaw.

                      1. Scrumper
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        He does Luke it

                    3. Chandler Bing
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      He's just built different

                  • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    When will Cavani come on?

                    1. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      For Greenwood at the 59th minute

                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Soon

                  • Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Bruno captain looking shaky!!

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Timing

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Lol

                  • el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    When there is obvious offside they should be signaling it and stopping the game.

                  • _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    pen manu

                  • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Pen Man U

                  • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Pen united

                  • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Bruno time

                    1. Scrumper
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Emi time (crosses fingers)